Success with Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic treatment that is designed to fit your busy lifestyle. With this treatment, you’ll know what you’re getting from the very beginning. Dr. Maya Assi can show you a digital image of what your smile will look like before your treatment even starts.
When you select Invisalign, you’re choosing a nearly invisible solution to malocclusion (misaligned teeth). This feature is beneficial because your loved ones won’t even notice your aligners until your smile is perfect.
Additional benefits of Invisalign include:
- Natural care regimen of brushing and flossing
- No cuts or scrapes from brackets or wires
- No more emergency visits because of broken brackets or wires
- Continue eating your favorite foods
- You can continue playing sports or enjoying other active hobbies
Using Your Aligners Properly
Since Invisalign is removable, you won’t have to give up your favorite foods, drinks, or activities while you’re correcting your smile. Likewise, you can wear them to dinner with friends or to a crucial interview.
From the moment your first set of aligners arrives, Dr. Assi will:
- Answer any questions you have
- Make sure your aligners fit well
- Outline each step in the process going forward
- Monitor the progress of your treatment
With Invisalign, we can straighten your smile twice as fast as we could with traditional braces. However, a slight deviation from your treatment plan can dramatically alter the results. Dr. Maya Assi recommends wearing your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day — only removing them to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
If you’re worried that your teen won’t wear them for the appropriate amount of time, we have a simple fix. Invisalign aligners include a blue dot compliance indicator that you can use to determine whether they’re wearing them as directed.
Caring for Your Clear Aligners
Every couple of weeks or so, you’ll trade your current set of aligners for a new one — this allows Dr. Maya Assi to focus on shifting different areas of your smile. Once you used to your aligners, you’ll start visiting our Coral Springs, FL office every six to eight weeks so Dr. Maya Assi can monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed.
Your new set of aligners might be uncomfortable at first, but the longer you wear it, the better it’ll fit.
Caring for your Invisalign aligners is easy. Simply stick to your natural care routine of brushing and flossing. You can clean your aligners by gently brushing them — this will keep them odor-free, hygienic, and clear.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you clean and maintain your Invisalign trays?
Invisalign care is easy and only takes a few minutes a day. Every morning, take your aligners out and clean them of any bacteria that may have gathered overnight. Any time you remove your aligners, rinsing them off can help to keep them clean.
Before you put your aligners back in, especially after eating, make sure to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth. It’s important to avoid eating and drinking when you have your aligners in because they can become stained and damaged.
What can’t I drink and eat while wearing Invisalign?
You can eat and drink anything during the course of your Invisalign treatment. You’ll have to remove your aligners every time you eat because they can become damaged or stained, but there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign treatment.
Because you’ll have to remove your aligners and clean your teeth every time you eat, we recommend coming up with a meal plan to ensure you eat enough throughout the day.
Since Invisalign limits how often you can eat, a phenomenon known as “The Invisalign Diet” can occur. Cutting out the ability to snack throughout the day may lead to some weight loss.
Start Your Perfectly Straight Smile Today
No matter how crooked or misaligned your teeth are, Dr. Maya Assi is an Invisalign Preferred Provider, so she ensures a quick, painless journey to a remarkable smile. If you’re interested or have further questions about Invisalign, contact Alpha Dental Practice at 954-603-3508. Alternatively, you can fill out the submission form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.